Best Dance Studio: Showcase Dance Centre
Showcase Dance Centre offers a variety of weekly classes, including jazz, tap, acrobatics, hip hop and ballet. The studio also holds auditions for a competitive dance team, which has brought home regional and national awards.
8109 Fairview Road, Mint Hill
Best Golf Course: Pine Lake Country Club
Pine Lake Country Club features a rural golf course with five lakes and many trees. Organizations like the Matthews Chamber of Commerce, Bright Blessings and Joe Maus Foundation hold golf tournaments on the 18-hole, par-72 course.
5504 Lebanon Road, Mint Hill
Best Park: Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park
The Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park includes six tennis courts, four handball courts, two beach volleyball courts, two soccer fields, a softball field, a nine-hole disc golf course, a children’s playground, a bike path and a natural trail. The 50-acre park opened in 1997.
8850 Fairview Road, Mint Hill
Best Sporting Goods Store: Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy Sports + Outdoors not only has clothes and shoes, but also fitness, outdoors and fishing equipment. There’s also fan apparel. The store has been known to welcome professional athletes, such as Alonzo Mourning, for meet-and-greets and partner with the likes of Roman Harper and Steve Smith to give away supplies to youth.
2314 Matthews Township Pkwy., Matthews
Best Gym: Curves-Mint Hill/Matthews
A repeat winner, Curves offers a 30-minute total body workout for women in a supportive environment. The circuit includes strength training, cardio and stretching.
3555 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Matthews
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